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Ever wonder what you can eat with diabetes? Diabetic eating is the same as healthful eating: plenty of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low-fat protein. Although there is no specific diabetic diet to follow when you have diabetes, counting carbs, watching portions, including a variety of healthful foods, and eating on a consistent schedule can help control blood sugar and keep your diabetes on track. The best news: You can eat what you love -- and we show you how!

What to Eat with Diabetes

When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name...
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name, it can be tough to resist them. With a little creativity, you can satisfy your cravings with healthy snacks for diabetes. Here we show you how to bypass some of the most tempting snacks while still treating your taste buds and boosting your daily nutrition.
Using a journal can help you keep track of portions, calories,...
Using a journal can help you keep track of portions, calories, and carbs. But more importantly, it can help you keep track of exercise, your moods, and your blood sugar. Here's how to use a journal to capture and change the way you think about managing diabetes.
Good Fats, Bad Fats
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts...
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts say it’s fine to eat a bit more fat, but be sure to eat more good fats and less bad fats. We explain which fats fall into each category and why.

Diabetes Nutrition Stories

Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at...
Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at the supermarket. We put together helpful tips to make the trip as painless as possible, from writing an efficient grocery shopping list to knowing which meat and dairy products to buy.
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more...
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more about the FDA’s proposed label changes, and see how they might help you better manage your diabetes.
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage...
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage diabetes following a variety of eating plans, some researchers and health care providers slant toward plants. We give you the rundown of what different eating plans, such as raw, vegan, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, pescatarian, and flexitarian, include and exclude and how they can reduce risk of disease and promote better health. 
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life...
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life, according to a large, well-done study. Find out how to get the benefits, plus learn tips for enjoying nuts more often. 
What does the term "added sugars" mean? Find out the...
What does the term "added sugars" mean? Find out the top added sugars in our foods and drinks and why they're used.
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and...
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and yellow packets. Despite decades of use, artificial and natural sugar substitutes still provoke lingering concerns among consumers. Here's what you need to know about the safety of sugar substitutes, what they're in, and how to use them to your advantage.

Diabetic Cookbooks

No time to make a dessert from scratch? We have delicious...
No time to make a dessert from scratch? We have delicious diabetes-friendly dessert recipes that start with a mix. Don't settle for boring desserts! Bake outside the box with our brownie-, cake-, and pudding-inspired recipes.
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes...
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes only minutes to make a delicious, healthy meal. Find easy recipes for 10-minute breakfasts, 15-minute lunches, and 20-minute dinners!
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate...
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious diabetes meal planning. Dinner has never been so easy!
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken...
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken thighs to shred, then use the meat to make three deliciously different recipes for a total of nine convenient diabetes-friendly meals!

Popular Diabetic Recipes

Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea? Making healthy meals...
Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea? Making healthy meals doesn’t have to take a lot of time, effort, or ingredients. With these simple recipes that use just seven ingredients or fewer, you can put together a diabetes-friendly meal fast.
When you want something cold and refreshing, nothing tastes...
When you want something cold and refreshing, nothing tastes better than a fruit smoothie or icy blended drink. For a diabetes-friendly breakfast or snack, break out the blender and try some of these yogurt or nondairy diabetic smoothies packed with berries, veggies, and more.
Whether you crave a homemade muffin, a brunch dish for company,...
Whether you crave a homemade muffin, a brunch dish for company, or crisp hash browns, you'll find it in this collection of diabetic breakfast favorites, most with carb counts of 20 grams or less per serving.
Coffeehouse drinks can pour on unwanted calories and carbs. Be...
Coffeehouse drinks can pour on unwanted calories and carbs. Be your own barista and opt for homemade beverages to eliminate the mystery. Our easy, café-worthy coffee and tea recipes are low in carbs and calories, allowing you to get your morning caffeine fix or afternoon refresher without jolting your healthy eating plan.
You're juggling a thousand responsibilities each day; the last...
You're juggling a thousand responsibilities each day; the last thing you want to do when you come home is make dinner. With a little help from your slow cooker, you can throw together a few ingredients in the morning and sit down later to a steaming bowl of goodness. And the best part about dinner in one pot: fewer plates to spin on the way to the sink.
Fix these diabetes-friendly appetizers and side dishes quickly,...
Fix these diabetes-friendly appetizers and side dishes quickly, then let them simmer in the slow cooker until they're ready to serve. We've also suggested some fresh salad and vegetable dishes to pair with your slow cooker meals.

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